Nanoscience News


New Director Assumes Helm of Kavli ENSI

Peidong Yang to direct the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute


How Bees Stay Cool on Hot Summer Days

How bees stay cool on hot summer days.​


Researchers from TU Delft Combine Spintronics and Nanophotonics in 2-D Material

The discovery might lead to the development of an energy-efficient way of processing data.​


Nanoscale Guitar String ‘Executes a Complex Dance’

Researchers devised a way to listen to a nanoscale guitar for the first time – and then played the Cornell alma mater on it.​


CO2 Soil Sequestration Plan Aims to Relieve Atmospheric Warming

An international group of scientists co-led by a Cornell professor reports that solutions for sequestering carbon might literally be right under our feet.​


A Painless Adhesive

Adhesives for biomedical applications can be detached with light.​


Replacing Hard Parts in Soft Robots

Researchers develop ‘soft’ valves to make entirely soft robots .


Cancer’s Metabolism Subject of Trailblazing Study researchers confirmed that the 'Warburg effect' provides a growth advantage for tumors.​


Microscopic “Sunflowers” for Better Solar Panels

Novel liquid crystal material deforms in three dimensions based on internal structure and external stimuli.​


"Folded" Optical Devices Manipulate Light in a New Way

Metasurface optics manipulate light in a finely controllable way using carefully designed microscopic structures on an otherwise flat surface.